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Spring makes continue with some bouncy rabbits

After making some spring themed drawstring bags I decided to keep on going with the spring themed makes and make some more Bunny rabbits with secret storage pouch. I only managed to make one of these last year while putting together a tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company and have had them on my to do list since then – finally (and with plenty of time for once) I have got some more finished so I can take that job off my list (which still seems to be growing on a daily basis!)

I used the same Craft Cotton Company yarn dyed stripe fabric for these as the colours worked out well for the rabbits when I made them last time so I decided to stick with it for these.

Tutorial to make these is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2019/04/06/Rabbit-Cosy-Tutorial

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With spring approaching it’s time to get making some spring chickens!

With spring sneaking up on me I decided it was time to get making some spring themed makes so I wouldn’t get behind (Like normal) and end up making things in a panic at the last minute.

First up are some drawstring chicken bags. I used a pattern I put together for The Craft Cotton Company last year for these and some Craft Cotton Company Fabric (Chickie fat quarter set) from in my stash that I used to make the original one.

Pattern to make these is over on The Craft Cotton Company blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2019/03/26/Chicken-Drawstring-Bag

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Time to organise my fabric stash with some fabric storage baskets

I’ve been needing to organise my fabric for a while now – every time I open the cupboard it’s in I have to be quick to get what I want and get out again before it all falls out! I decided it was time to get it organised and soon realised I needed some more storage baskets to keep the smaller bits of fabric together in.

Luckily I put together a pattern a few years ago for The Craft Cotton Company to make some fabric storage baskets so I used that to make some more. I found some Lewis and Irene fabric in my stash to use – County Life for the outside and The Glen for the lining.

Now I’ve got it all tidy I can now get in my cupboard without having to avoid any falling bits of fabric – hopefully I can keep it tidy for a bit longer this time!

Pattern is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2016/11/17/Fabric-Box-Tutorial

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Appliqué Picture For A Whisky Lover

Now that this has been gifted I can finally share this appliqué Jura whisky picture that I put together.

I couldn’t believe my luck when I looked in my small bits of fabric box and I found the perfect fabric colours for making the bottle and a thistle fabric which was just what I was wanting for the background. I don’t normally have such good luck finding fabrics I want to use in the fabrics I have and normally end up having to buy more!

I drew a rough sketch of the bottle and what detail I was wanting to include from the bottle and used that sketch to cut out the different fabrics and then hand sewed the writing details onto them.

The bottle fabrics are from The Craft Cotton Company and the thistle backing fabric is by Lewis and Irene Fabrics (A Walk in the Glen).

Patterns · Sewing

A little wall of hearts for Valentine’s Day with a heart wall hanging

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it’s time to start bringing out all the hearts!, and this year I’ve put together a new decoration to create a little wall of hearts.

I put together this heart themed wall hanging using fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and the tutorial to make one is now available over on their blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk

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Great way to use up leftover fabric scraps – Highland cow applique picture

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Now this make has been gifted I can now share it without spoiling any surprises! I wasn’t too sure how this make would turn out as I started with a very rough sketch of a highland cow sat on some fields and from that free-hand cut out different shapes of fabric and sewed them onto a fabric background to build up the picture.  Half way through I was starting to doubt whether I had completely messed it up but I stuck with it and am really glad I did.

Fabrics are all from The Craft Cotton Company.

Now I have success with this one its time to have a go at a few others I have in mind!.

Patterns · Sewing

There can never be too much love – add even more with a love cushion

 

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I think we could all do with a bit more love around and this cushion adds just that little bit more to a room.  Its would also be a perfect gift for Valentines day which is sneaking up on us.

I received some fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and the light greys and pinks were perfect as I wanted the colours to be quite subtle and didn’t want anything too pink – which is unusual for me as I am a fan of very bright colours!

The tutorial to make this is available over on The Craft Cotton Company’s blog along with lots of other great makes.

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/